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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1901.
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JUST A GIRL'S WAY.
A maiden with an anxious heart
?Sat waiting patiently;
At every sound she gave a start,
--K*?4a.imin?r: "\h! 'tis hell
1 rst Convict-Did the
expiam how be looted the "?Si?enth
Seconil Convict-Oh, yes! It is plain
that the art of eliminating a bank's
surplus has made great strides since
we were in the business.-Puck.
"Variety," said the man who never
thinks for himself, "is the spice of
"1 envy you," said Miss Cayenne.
"You envy me what?"
'Tour enjoyment of this climate."
ONE AT A TIME.
The Editor-Heavens, man! It needs
to be cut down!
The Author-If 1 thought that was
the only objection
The Editor-Well, cut it down, and
I'll look for another!-Puck.
AN IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE.
Hewitt-That girl in the print dress
is a poem.
Jewett-She differs from most po?ms.
Hewitt-How ls tnat?
Jewett-Most poems don't get into
THE MOTIVE IN DOUBT.
"Do you think Mrs. Outdoors likes
"I don't know. The other day she
was poking the fire with her husband's
pet driver. I can!t decide whether it
was sentiment or revenge."
"I wish to tell you a story I have
just heard," said Squilldlg to McSwill
Igen. "You'll simply die of laughter."
"But I don't want to be tickled to
death," objected the latter.-Pittsburg
THE CYNICAL PERSON.
"Did you ever meet a woman who
Insisted on forever talking about her
self?" asked the Young Thing.
"No," said the Cynical Person. "Any
I have come in contact with insisted
on talking about their neighbors."
THE CAUSTIC CRITIC.
The young author was reading fr :JJ
'iAt this," he read, "Maude De Vere
drew herself up."
"Where did she get the pulley?"
asked the caustic critic-Chicago Post.
WHEN FRIENDS MEET.
Tess-I thought you said May Nag
ger married a good-natured man.
Jess-So she did.
Tess-Nonsense! I met him last
evening and I thought he was cross
as a bear
Jess-Well, he's been married to
May nearly four months now, you
know-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
I fairly trembled with joy to think
of my enemy's discomfiture.
"You will bring the foul crime* home
to him," I hissed.
"No; we merely deliver it L o. b.!"
?aid the detective, very mysteriously.
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"Then yoe aro not ashamed of your
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A BUSINESS PROPOSITION.
Her Father-You have been paying
attentions to ray daughter. You
haven't proposed yet?
might IS Nt o.. Ou J ll IO 1U ?U O.t., ?...\*
you can't love a bonnet."
vEOtl can't," sh'e replied, quietly,
"but I can."-Chicago Post.
A WOMAN'S TRIUMPH.
"And did you marry your ideal, Mrs.
"Well, no-^-but I flatter myself that
I married the ideal of a girl who used
to put on a good m&ny airs and think
she had me passed up to where thc
shadows were dark and thick."-Chi
A LOST OPPORTUNITY.
"I'm sorry I didn't go to that bar
gain sale," remarked the soprano. "I
understand some very lovely things
went for a song."
"That's so. dear." replied the con
tralto, "but do you think any of your
notes would be high enough?"-Phila
"Is the correspondent of that publi
cation a well-informed man?"
"I should say so!" was the answer.
"Half the time he's the only person
in the world who knows whether what
he tells is true or not."-Washington
The Search for Antiques.
. writes an Alexandria, Va., corre
spondent, this old town had kept all
the old furniture to be found in dwell
ings up to 1840-50 it would now be
worth many thousands of dollars, but
before the Centennial celebration held
here in 187(5 these antiques were es
teemed to be of little pecuniary worth.
The little value placed upon such
things here fifty years ago is shown
by the destruction of Washington's
town house, built by him in 1763, and
torn down in the 50's in order to get
room for a garden of the adjoining
dwelling. Were this old town. house !
now intact it could be sold for at least
$300,000, more than twice the value of
the entire square on which it was lo
cated. In one case a family put out
on its back lot old furniture which
would now be worth $300, and left it
exposed to the sun and rain until it
was destroyed. A large amount of
waste paper, etc., from the lofts and
garrets of Mount Vernon, remove!
when John A. Washington sold out to
the LP dies' Mount Vernon Associa
tion, was stored here in an upper room
at King and Lee streets, and a fire oc
curring there most of it was either
scattered or burned.
Courting in Mexico.
In Mexico the sexes intermingle
with a freedom undreamed of in our
more northern latitudes. Courting is
done in the open among the lower
classes. I noticed men standing in the
streets conversing with their dulcin
eas by means of pocket telephones, the
private wire extending from a small
battery on their person to the window
of the second story apartment occu
pied by the fair maids. Occasionally
a lover, unable to stand the expense
of a private "hello" apparatus, enacts
Romeo by mounting a box, barrel or
vehicle of some kind and bellowing
his affection at the window above.
When you approach he walks away,
up or down the street, to return to his
wooing as soon as you have passed
out of hearing.-Victor Smith, in
New Yaerk Press.
I HIS DOWNWARD C
Instead of Becoming; a 1
The old detective stood at the cor
ner of Broad and Wall streets talking
with a friend, when a dignified look
ing old man came along. The oid de
fectivo touched his h?nd to his hat us
the elderly man passed, and the latter
returned the salutation. The old de
tective watched him disappear around
the corner of Nassau street with a cu
rious-smile on his face. He didn't stop
smiling until thc man was out of
sight. Then he turned to his friend
"There never was a better illustra
tion of the old saying that truth in
stranger than fiction than the history
of that man. There is a maa who is
highly respected by all who knew him.
He is a model of honesty and integ
rity, and if any man intimated that
he had ever dono anything dishonest
ke would be laughed at. Yet the basis
of that man's fortune was an act that
would have sent him to prison for 20
years if it had ever been known. I
know the story from the only other
man In the world who ever knew the
truth of the affair, and in all my life
I never heard of anything to equal it
Do you happen to know that man?"
"Never saw him in my life, and
wouldn't know him if I met him five
minutes from now," remarked the old
detective's friend, who was wise in his
day and generation.
"Good," said the old detective.
"Then I'll tell you the story. I won't
mention the time, the place or the
real names, for I would not want you
to identify those who played a part
in this affair. I'll call thc old gentle
man who just passed Lavery, because
that isn't his name, and is about as
far from it as any I can think of just
now. Well, 20 years ago Lavery
worked In a bank in Kings. Kings
isn't ca the map so far as I know, but
the place where Lavery worked was,
and is. Nevertheless, we'll call the
place Kings. Lavery was a product of
Kings. His father wa:; a poor but
much respected clergyman. He was
a pretty fine preacher, and I believe
had a lot of high-salaried calls from
time to time, but he was one of those
fellows who thought his field of labor
was right where he was, and for whom
money had little attraction. Lavery
was brought up in Kings, and his
father made a good job of it. He was
the model young man of the town. He
was no namby-pamby boy, and any
one who tried to come it over him
found himself up against a stiff propo
sition wnen he went, too far. Lavery
the fact that when a vacancy occurred
in the First National bank of Kings,
Lavery was called to the place. Right
here his career began. Nobody in
town was jealous of his good fortune,
no one thought of being, for the whole
town sort of regarded lt as Lavery's
right to get the first good thing that
came along. Now the job that Lav
ery took was not very remunerative.
He only got $3 a week, and his work
was of the? most menial kind, running
errands and doing office work, from
early morning until quite late in the
evening sometimes. I say it wasn't
the job, so much as the opportunity
that it gave Lavery to rise, that made
it a good thing for him. Well, Lav
ery boned in like a good fellow. He
was just the sort of a fellow to dig in
and get on to things. He fairly thirst
ed for knowledge and I verily believe
that he would have made a go out of a
peanut stand, if his father had started
him In that line.
"Careers in banks are not of the
meteoric order, but Lavery certainly
established a precedent in this regard.
He didn't have to wait for people over
him to die. in order to get ahead. He
crowded the men over him out, and
when he was only 30 years old was
cashier of the National bank of Kings
at a salary of $5000 a year, which was
quite a good deal, even for a bank offi
cial, in a small town like Kings. Lav
ery had married the sweetest little
girl in the town, in the meantime, and
had duplicated her with another little
girl, who was his pride and joy. He
Was the happiest man in that town,
and with his home, his wife and his
baby, he had every reason to be. He
had a little money saved up and a fine
fat place that no man living could get
away from him, as long as he behaved
"Now, I've had a great deal of ex
perience with crooks, and I have stud
ied their ways and the motives that
lead them to live lives of crime with
great care, but this man Lavery was a
mystery that I never could solve. Here
was a man ? ho had never done a dis
honest act ii. his life, who had nothing
to gain, and everything to lose by dis
honesty, and yet carefully planned out
a robbery of the bank with which lhe
had been connected since early child
hood, and the officers of which trusted
him implicitly. Don't ask me why he
did it. I do not know, and no one else
knows. He had never speculated or
gambled, had a g?od home all paid for,
a loving wife, a baby and a fat sur
plus at the bank. If you want to know
my real opinion of the matter, I will
tell you that I think Lavery was
crazy, clean crazy, and yet in posses
sion of all the faculties that enable a
man to plan and carry out some great
"lavery didn't juggle his books or
monkey with any other man's ac
counts. If he had I wouldn't have had
this story to tell. He would then h?ve
been an ordinary, every day felon, ami
would be wearing a number in ^oine
prison. No, that was not Lavery's
game. With all the cunning of an ex
perienced thief, hr planned to rob the
Lank of all the money in the vaults,
and then just drop out of sight. What
might have been the stiffest, kind r! a
job for a band of experienced cracks
men, would be easy for Lavery, be
cause he and the president were the
only ones who had the secret of the
great locks to the vault, and they
:AREER CHECKED. I
"hief He Became a Hero.
were thc only ones who ever stayed at
their desks alone late into the night
"It Was nothing unusual for Lavery
to stay late at the bank. He Waa the
kind of a man tc) work corist??tly, and
the old watchman knew hii? so well
that nothing he might do would hav?
roused the slightest suspicion in his
mind. Lavery knew this and he laid
his plans accordingly. He made ar
rangements to get out of town on an
early morning train, and had a most
elaborate plan for his wife to follow
him at a later, dute. He did not take
his wife into his confidence. If he hadi
tho thing would never have come off.
She would have brought him to his
senses with a round turn. As it was?
Lavery went on dreaming of a South
Sea island home, far from the clutched
of the law, with every luxury that na|
ture could provide. It was the dream
of a crazy man, but as I said a while
ago, 1 ara convinced that Lavery wa|
crazy. Well, there was a lot of .Interj
cstmg detail, which I'll omit just nowp
so as to get down to the meat of the
story. The night came whfn Lavery
made up his mind that the best chance
possible offered for the plundering oj
the bank. In the great vaults were,
some $200.000. every dollar of whicl?
was within easy reach of the trusted'
hand of Lavery. Of this amount oye|
a half, was in such shape that the maa.
could carry it off with ease.
"Lavery spent that day at his deM
working about as .usual. After bank*
ing hours he got the clerks arounct
him and straightened things out Then,
he closed his desk, walked into the
office of the president, announced thaj
he was going out for some luncheon^
hut would be back and would remain'
at thc bank late. The president told
the cashier that he was working too]
hard, but. Lavery only smiled and went
out. Ho came back at 8 o'clock that
night and the watchman let him in.
He had a large black valise with him?
which he put alongside his desk, and.
then from 8 until 12 o'clock, he
worked away over the papers on his?
desk. Tho most remarkable thing
about it all was that Lavery was not
playing for time as he worked. His
labor was genuine-I know that be-;
cause I saw his books afterward. The
old watchman came to the counting
room at ll o'clock, and again at n id
night, and snoke to Lavery. He an
swered cheerfully and once told.the
old man that he might be around u'nti?l
early iu the morning.
..O -1-' 1
^.v,.._ ... ?.????wu on to the vault
and when he stood In front of the
great steel doors, put his valise down
on the floor and after a few seconds'
work, succeeded in swinging back the
doors. Again there was a slight noise
and this time Lavery looked around.
A shadow flitted up toward him and
(hen disappeared in a niche in the
"'l3 that you. John?' asked Lavery
coolly, thinking it must be the watch
man. There was no answer. Lavery
was disturbed, but not frightened. He
turned to the vault and with some
haste began to pull out great packets
of bills. One or two packets he laid
on the ground, the rest he placed in
the valise. His only light was the
flickering gas jet at the end of the
passage, but not an inch of that vault
was unknown to Lavery, and he could
have done his work without any light
"Suddenly this flickering gas jet
went out. Now Lavery was no fool.
He didn't delude himself with any
false ideas. Ho knew that there was
somohting behind the gas going out
except a draught. He put two and two
together, and concluded that he had
been followed Into the vault by some
one. who didn't care to be seen. He
tried to think what he might have
dunc or said to betray himself or his
plans. He could think of nothing. The
fact remained, however, that he was
at thc end of a blind passage with a
valise full of the bank's money. Who
ever turned out the light knew the
truth. Lavery put his hand in his
pocket and slipped out the revolver
which he always carried when he
stayed late nt the hank. His reflec
tions had occupied less than a minute,
and during that time not a sound had
come from the passage. Lavery waifed
until It became impossible for him to
remain quiet another second. The
more he thought the more convinced
he became that he had been cornered
by thc officers of the bank. That was
his guilty conscience. He thought of
his wife, and a certain little baby,
then with an oath, something Lavery
wasn't used to indulging in, he strode
forward until he had gone about 20
feet. Ho heard some one breathing
ahead and without a moment's hesi
tation, aimed his revolver in that di
rection and fired three shots in rapid
succession. There was a most terrific
outcry. Lavery plunged ahead again,
but before he had gone three steps
something struck him on the back of
the head. As he fell he turned quickly
and fired the two remaining shots
from his pistol. Then he went slowly
out of the world with yells of pain
and shouts of alarm from somewhere
in the distance ringing in his ears as
his mind gradually passed away.
"Lavery saw the light of the world
again two weeks from that night. He
came to in his own home and with his
wife bending over the bed. For a mo
ment ho couldn't recall anything. Then
like a flash it all came back to him.
'. 'I must get away,' he cried to his
wife. 'I must get away. Quick, give
me my clotheF. Oh, my God. ray God!'
"Lavery went, off into delirium, and
the doctor shonk his bead and looked
serious when he saw him and heard
what he had said. The next time Lav
cry's wandering senses came back to
him there was a strong man along
side of his bed and when he tried to
jump again he found himself pinned
You may hava guessed the situation
by this time, but remember that Lav
67 y had not. When these two days of
utter despair had passed, there was a
call oft the sick man, which caused
him to bury his faCe In his hands and
weep the first tears that he had shed
since that eventful night, lt Wail the
old president of the bank, who came
in, the old man who had been Lavery's
friend since childhood, and who had
always idolized the boy. The tears
were streaming down his face as he
entered and when Lavery saw that
kind old faed, his cup of bitterness
ran over. H? couldn't look In those
" 'He's nervous,' said the ntirse.
" 'Poor boy.' said the president, he's
.had a hard time of it Well, he must
be saved for his reward.' (Lavery's
heart almost burst at this.) 'Lavery,'
said the president, leaning over the
bed, 'don't you feel well enough to
speak to me? I have waited two weeks
to do ruy duty in this matter, and the
doctor tells ma you are well enough
to talk a little. Lavery, your courage
saved the bank $200,000. , Of course,
nothing that 1 can say now will give
you any idea of the gratitude of the
officers and directors. I want to tell
you that you must hurry and get well,
so that we can show our appreciation
of your conduct'
"Then the president went out, and
Lavery, almost stunned by tho3e*last
few words, rolled over on his face and
struggled to think. For boura he lay
there silent, but thinking. His wife
came in for the first time and from
her lips came thc story. For a month
two famous burglars from New York
had been tunnelling into the passage
leading into the vaults. They had
worked from the cellar of an oiTc*.
building adjoining, one of thr. men
having secured permission to use an
old coal bin there as a dark room for
some photographic work.
' " 'And dearie,' said his wife, 'if it
hadn't been for you. they would have
got away with all that money. John,
the watchman, says that the first idea
he had that anything wa3 wrong was
when he heard your pistol. He ran
down toward the passage:, and as he
ran he heard shrieks of pain and more
pistol shots. Suddenly everything was
quiet, and when John lighted the gas
he saw two men trying to drag them
selves along toward a big opening in
the wall. The blood was streaming
from their wounds. They were the
burglars. You shot one of them three
times and the other twice. John
found you unconscious on the floor
with your head ail crushed in. John
got help and that's all there is to it,
except that, they're only waiting for
you to get v/ell to try those two men.
Oh, dearie, tho:e men almost got the
.jnonov TM,"" iIA?Q a hitr, black bag
and your pietm .
until you get back.'
"Lavery's wife went out and Lavery
tried to think. He found it easier than
before. The truth came to him like ah
electric shock, but he was strong
enough to listen to it without betray
ing himself. He got well fast after
that, and that's all there is to tell you
about the matter. You saw Lavery
pass a few minutes ago. He never did
a crooked thing again in his life, and
I verily believe that he never thought
a crooked thought again. He is a New
York bank president now, and I guess
he is a director of about 20 others, in
cluding the National of Kings.
"Now you're going to ask rae how I
know all this. Does seem strange,
doesn't it? Well. I got my first hint
of it from the head crook of the two
who did thc job. He told me in jail
that it was a moral certainty that the
cashier was robbing the bank when ht,
and his pal happened in. If it wasn't
for the fact that they were making a
hero out of the cashier, he said, he
would go on the stand and tell the
facts as they really were. He was a
cute duck, though, and told rn? that
they had made such a popular idol
out of the cashier that thc jury would
probably soak him harder if he cast
any aspersions on the savior of the
bank. The rest of the story I got from
the only other man in the world who
knows it and he told me the whole
thing when 1 threw at him the facts
that I had got from the burglar and
the result of my examination of thc
watchman. It was years after the af
fair, and so there is no harm in letting
me in. Who he was, I leave you to
guess.''-New York Sun.
Luxtiviong Mnollc.i. ,
According to tradition there was
once an cid woman who kissed her
cow and said, "Every one to his own
taste." Out at Bustleton there is a
"gentleman farmer," who can give the
aforesaid old woman cards and spades
ard beat her at her own game. He
doesn't kiss his cows, but he does
something more remarkable. He ac
tually scrubs their teeth with a large
tooth brush! This man has many pe
culiar ideas about his live stock, and
particularly his cows, which are of the
very finest breeds. So cautious is he
about their eating and drinking that
all thc water the cows use is distilled,
lt is said that he has a separate tooth
brush for each cow. and, as he cannot
depend upon his men to do the brush
ing, he does it himself, using the very
best Castile soap. He feels that in
adopting this course he is assured of
pure milk, free from the possibility
of microbes.-Philadelphia Record.
The Punning of Buckwheat.
The practical extinction of the
buckwheat cake of our lathers must
be laid at Ibo door of thc miller. He
is accused of mixing with buckwheat
licur wheat bran and shorts '*n tho in
tprests of economy. For a while thc
adulteration was undetected, but
gradually consumers began to com
plain that thc buckwheat cakes don't
taste any moro like they us3? to in
the good old days on thc farm and
people began to atop buying buck
wheat flour. As the demand fell nfl
the farmers raise less and loss buck
wheat A race of honest millers, co
operating with the farmers, might
raise the buckwheat cake to its foi<
mer proud position.
LICNUM VlTyE CETTING SCARCE.
Foin ot Ii I np; Eine al Uff Be Fonnd for Mak.
Kall? for Howl In jr,
j "Within a short time you are going
, to see bowling balls take a big jump
in price," said, one of Indianapolis's
?Hey owners recently. "The only
Wood suitable for bowling balls is lig
num vitas," he continued, "and the
game has increased in popularity so
rapidly in the last tavr years that the
supply of the wood that is easily
available has just about been exhaust
ed. Either new lignum vitae for?f3
riust be discovered or some better
method of getting the wood to mar
ket must be found.
"The best lignum vitae in the wo^ld
is in Venezuela, but one must go miles
into the Interior before the wood is
found. The wood is so'heavy that the
tree trunks must be sawed in short
pieces, about three feet In length.
These pieces are then strapped to pack'
mules and carried in this way to the
coast. Of course, in tho'se places
nearer the coast, or where the wood
I is more accessible, lardar logs can be
I handled. Another danger is in ship
ping the wood. Sam Karpi, the
bowling authority, told me the other
day that vessels do not like to take
lignum vitae as even a part of their
cargo. When a ship loaded with the
wood gets to rocking or pitching in a
heavy sea, there is danger of the ship
sinking. The record of lignum vitae
cargoes that have been lost in t!:is
manner is worse than the record of
any other sort of freight.
"The lignum vitae that is the most
easily reached now is that of Africa.
African lignum vitae is y*?1''
er than any other kind. A use
ri African wood ball. lae wood
rbecks-badly, and for that reason the
rood turners dislike to handle it, as
there is danger of tho turning lathe
getting caught in one of the checks
and breaking the ball to pieces. The
African ball solis for $3.50, 50 cents
less than that of the other grades of
the wood. I believe the African wond
is harder, if anything, than any other,
and a ball made of the African wo >d
will not become lop-sided so soon as
one made of other wood.
"The Dutch East Indies yield a good
quality of lignum vitae, but such
heavy demands have been made on
the forests there that the wood is get
ting scarce. The big trees are all far
inland. San Domingo vitae is more
bluish than the East Indian kind and
"It is impossible to keep a bowling
ball from getting lop-sided. The
cause of this lies in the finger holes.
When balls had no finger holes, the
! bowler never threw a ball twice in
I succession the same way. Now a bow
I 1er holds the ball the same way every
. M.? oome part of the ball
-? every time. As
nogany nere. and l nanueu it to aim.
lt felt as light as paper after he hn?l
been handling one of the regular balls.
I told him that If he would bowl a
score of 100 with the mahogany ball
I would make him a present of the
finest ball that could be bought. You
can't bowl with a light ball. That's
why I think one can make better
scores with the African wood ball.
It Is heavier. George Seidensticker
has a yellow ball that weighs seven
teen pounds and 200 scores are getting
common as dirt with him. I under
stand that a new composition ball is
about to be put on the market. It is
claimed for the new ball that it au
swers the purpose as well as if not
better than the wqpden ball, though
I have never seen it. It has weight,
! it is claimed, and elasticity, and the
j additional advantage of not warping
I or chipping. But it will cost much
j more than the lignum vitae ball."
i Indianapolis Press.
Evolution of a Lemon,
"What is your name, little boy?"
asked the teacher.
"Johnny L'emon," answered thc boy.
And it was so recorded on the roll.
"What is your name?" the high
school teacher inquired.
"John Dennis Lemon," replied the
Which was duly entered.
"Your name, sir?" said the college
"J. Dennison Lemon," responded the
young man who was about to enroll
himself as a student.
Inscribed in accordance therewith.
"May I ask your name?' inquired
the-society editor of the Daily Bread.
"Jean D'Ennice Le Mon," replied
the swell personage in the opera box.
And it was duly jotted down.-Chi
How Geography i? Taucht in Germany.
On misty days in autumn the school
boy of the Black Forest is marched to
the peak of some high hill. From
there geography is taught him, says a
German correspondent. It is pointed
cut to him that he stands upon
an island completely surrounded by
the mist, which, for the purposes of
this comedy, h'.s had handed to it
the part of water, which it plays with
much success. The twin rivers of
mist on either side of him, filling both
valleys, are, for him. estuaries; the
spur of the mountain opposite is a
peninsula. He descends, it is certain,
with geographical ideas in his head
that could never have been put there
by mere maps hanging upon a wall.
They seem to know something about
education in Germany.
Had H Sweot Sound.
Small Jimmy-Say dem lubly words
Smaller Gladys-I said I don't want
you to be A'astin' your money on ms
for ice cream and sweets any more.
Where Art Kn 11*.
Girls are not as attractive in their
moodc of despair as they think; every
picture of "Grief" is inaccurate, be
cause the subject's nose is not red
from crying.-Ai chison Globa
? gern^ai?/s New f?fle |
Finest Eyer fflade|
Formidable as the Emperor Wil
liam's army is as a fighting machine,
it will he even more formidable when
equipped with its new magazine rifle,
which in many respects is doubtless
the finest ever made. In r. recent num
ber, the London Daily Graphic, which
has several naval and military experts
among its contributors, gave an inter
esting description of the new weapon,
the product of three yr '.rs' work by an
imperial commission., and known as
Model '08. The writer says:
"There is about the new model noth
ing of that clumsy appearance so char
acteristic of earlier magazine rifles. It
Is as neat and as compact as n single
loader. The projecting magazine of
the model of 18S8 has gone, and Its
place has been taken by a much ban
dier contrivance, in which the cart
ridges are packed zig-zag fashion,
three on the left and two on the right
The clip or box formerly used to carry
the cartridges has been replaced by
a "charger," consisting of a strip of
thin steel, the edges of which fit into
the extractor groove at the base of
the cartridge. In loading the maga
zine a slight pressure of the thumb ifs
all that is necessary to force the cart
ridge into the desired position, and as
rhe bolt is pushed forward the empty
charger is dropped.
"The extractor is larger and more
rfu! than the one formerly used,
and. like other parts of the rifle, has
been designed to save the soldier from
the consequence of his mistakes, or.
rather, to put it absolutely out of his
power io make a mistake. The Ger
man experts declare that a man labor
ing under excitement cannot be safely
trusted to perform any complex action
calling for coolness and discretion. The
commonest blunder is to double load a
rifle-that is, to' attempt to convey a
cartridge into the firing chamber before
its predecessor has been got rid of.
With the new extractor this will be im
possible. The cartridge in the firing
chamber, whether fired or unfired,
gripped by the claws of the extractor,
moves backward with it. Thus it is
impossible to double load.
"As far as actual shooting goes, the
new model does not differ much from
the model if supersedes. The range
ls about the same, and the weight and
composition of the bullet and charge
nre almost identical. But in the sight
ing a great change for the bet*er has
"In view of the opinions expressed
In some quarters in disparagement of
the bayonet as an effective weapon, it
is interesting to note that the Ger
man army administrators have re
stored tb)" arm to its former imposing
dimensions. In place of the exaggerat
ed knife that the German soldier has
carried since 1871, he will in future
have a handsome and truly formida
ble looking sword bayonet, twenty-six
inches in length.
"Taking the new model as a whole,
it cannot be denied that those respon
sible for its production have done their
work thoroughly and well. Its authors
claim-and apparently with a fair
amount of justification-that by Its In
troduction 'the German soldier has
been armed with the best military rifle
that modern science has as yet pro
A New Kind of Armor.
Some Important experiments are re
ported to have been made at the
Krupp works. Essen, with a new arm
or plate, which, .it is claimed, is lm
lenertable. A new metal, lighter and
of softer consistency than steel, is
joined to a plate of steel. Fired at
with the two plates held fim r togeth
er by screws or with the two metals
welded together, and the steel fnce
turned to tho attack, the missiles pene
trate easily, making clean-cut holes.
Fired at however, with the new metal
turned to the attack the missiles failed
io do anything but spread uud break
themselves over the surface of the out
side softer metal. Various distances
wen; operated from without effect, the
combination of metals being apparent
Ike Klug and Queen of Sarawak, Borneo
? certain adventurous Englishman
about sixty-two years ago procured a
yacht and sailed for Borneo, where hp
ingratiated himself into tue favor of
the Sultan to such au extent that the
latter made him a present of the entire
province < ' Sarawak, some 3000 miles
in extent, with the sole proviso that he
should coLquer th? people. They were
snch troublesome subjects that the
Sultan could do nothing with them at
all. but Mr. Charles Johnson Brooke
not only brought them under subjec
tion, but set up a little kingdom for
himself, over which he reigned during
the'rest of his natural life, and after'
him his nephew, the pr' .nt monarch"
The kingdom of Sarawak now com-'
prises about 50,000 miles of territory,
with a coast line of 400 miles, rich coal
mines, vast resourcees and an annual
income of several million dollars. Its
king is Sir Charles Johnson Brooke,
nephew and successor of the original
rajah, and its Queen is Lady Brooke*
who together, rule this semi-cannibal
country of 300.000 Asian subjects and
are the nearest civilized neighbors to
the south of the Philippines. .
Liquid Insect Catcher and Tree Guard.
The increased destruction of city
trees by insects during the past few
aw? rm o: tuna. timut.M ooo stfcwi
years has caused the inventor*to de
sign a number of (devices to prevent
the pests from crawling up the tree
trunk and depositing eggs in the
branches as well as eating the leaves.
Hitherto the guards have consisted of
bands of loose fabric, cotton wadding,
etc., being generally treated with a
chemical and bound tightly on the tree
trunk. His invention, which we show
herewith, however, is a radical depar
ture from former ideas, iuasmuch as
HOLDER FOR DESTROYING INSECTS.
the chemical is in liquid form and
ls contained in a circular pocket sur
rounding the tree, with a layer of
packing beneath the guard and the
bark to form a tight joint. The circu
lar gutter is provided with two separ
ate circles of liquid to insure the death
of those insects which might possibly
survive a single bath in the poisonous
fluid. Roland Forrest, of this city, is
At the annual spelling contest of
Knox Qounty, Mo.. Miss Mamie Long
fellow, of Millport, won the prize over
forty contestants. She spelled the en
tire list of 2100 words correctly.
The number of horses killed in Span
ish bull tights during 1000 was 5480.
More than 1100 bulls were slaiu during
the same period.
During the past century American
commerce increased from less than
$200.000,000 to over $2,000.000,000.
The population of Zurich, Switzer
land, consists of 70,012 females and